Press Release

April 2, 2019

Man Found Guilty in Kidnapping and Carjacking of Frankfort Square Senior Citizen at Gunpoint

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow today announced that Dorian Yamini, 27, of Richton Park has been convicted of four Class X felony counts in the March 4, 2013, carjacking and kidnapping at gunpoint of a 69-year old woman Frankfort Square woman. Following a four-day bench trial, Judge Carmen Goodman found Yamini guilty of aggravated kidnapping using a firearm; aggravated vehicular hijacking using a firearm; armed robbery; and aggravated vehicular hijacking of a person over the age of 60.

Yamini was accompanied by two other men, Chavell Anderson and Aaron Anderson. Betty Krainik was returning to her home in the 8200 block of Chestnut Court when she was approached by Aaron Anderson, who told her he had a gun. Both Chavell and Aaron Anderson attempted to place Ms. Krainik in the trunk of their car. After she pleaded with them, they instead placed her in the rear seat of their car.

Aaron Anderson got into the woman’s car and drove away. The woman was driven in another car by Yamini to her bank on Cicero Avenue while Chavell Anderson sat next to her in the back seat. Both men took Ms. Krainik’s purse, obtaining her credit cards and ATM pin, and withdrew money from the automated teller. They then drove Ms. Krainik to Country Club Hills and released her unharmed shortly after midnight. She walked to a nearby gas station and called the police.

The three men were caught on surveillance video at a Walmart store in Crestwood after trying to use the woman’s credit cards. Ms. Krainik’s abandoned Saturn was located on the entrance ramp to I-57 off 167th Street. The car she was forced into was later located parked at an apartment complex. Police discovered items including the ATM receipt, a Kohl’s card belonging to the victim, and a JoAnn Fabrics card with the victim’s name on it inside the vehicle.

Chavell Anderson was arrested shortly after the robbery. Aaron Anderson was driving a rental car in Texas a few weeks after the robbery when a Sulphur Springs officer attempted to stop his car. He was accompanied by Yamini at the time. Aaron Anderson led police on a several-mile high-speed chase before their arrest.

“Justice has been served through the verdict of guilty against this immoral criminal who severely traumatized a senior citizen and put her life at risk over some cash and credit cards.” Glasgow said. “He will have plenty of time in his prison cell to look back on the wicked nature of his conduct against a defenseless senior.”

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2019. Yamini faces a sentence of 21 to 45 years in prison.

Glasgow credited Major Crimes Chief Michael Fitzgerald and Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Platek for securing the verdict.

Chavell and Aaron Anderson, both of Richton Park, previously pled guilty in this matter. Chavell Anderson, 27, pled guilty in 2015 to armed robbery in exchange for a 10-year sentence and under state statute is expected to serve 50 percent of the sentence. Aaron Anderson 26, pled guilty in 2017 to armed robbery. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison, and is expected to serve 50 percent of the sentence. The men were given those sentences in exchange for testifying against Yamini at trial.


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